Animal by-products and derived products

Animal by-products and derived products mean all products of animal origin that are not used as food, such as slaughterhouse and dairy by-products, dead animals and manure. By-products also include catering waste and former foodstuffs of animal origin withdrawn from the market. Animal by-products may contain pathogens or chemical residues that may cause diseases to both humans and animals. When handled properly, by-products do not present a risk to human or animal health.

By-product control activities are directed by the Finnish Food Authority.

Importing and exporting animal by-products

Imports and exports of animal by-products mean their import from or export to non-EU countries (third countries). More information on the import and export requirements concerning animal by-products and the related import and export control and certificates is provided by the Finnish Food Authority.




Further information

Kirsti Huovinen, Ministerial Adviser 
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Food Department, Unit for Animal and Plant Health Telephone:0295162182   Email Address: